Born in Santiago, Chile, in 1946, Perez is a fourth generation of artists. After graduating from the ‘Academy of Fine Arts’ in Santiago, he worked in his father's studio - the Ibero-Chilean painter Eduardo Perez - where he acquired most of his artistic knowledge and skill. On his father’s side, Alex Perez is the fourth generation of artists trained in fields ranging from painting to architecture. His Spanish ancestors restored murals and frescos in the ancient cathedrals of 18th century Spain. Perez inherited his love for music from his mother's family, of which came the Philharmonic Conductor Victor Tevah. The inspiration Perez derives from music is reflected in the rhythmic lines and colors of his paintings. Perez’s work fuses a sophisticated color sensibility with a romantic realism approach, and he expresses his own passion and "joie de vivre" by recording Nature on the canvas.
His color technique imbibes the shifting of light as day progresses from dawn to dusk and back again, the vividness of colors breathing life and vitality in to the canvas.
His extraordinary landscapes reflect a peaceful and harmonious ambience, as a means of transporting the viewer to a serene and contemplative visual experience. Perez uses numerous techniques to create oils, acrylics, watercolors, drawings, engravings, prints and murals. His fine art also includes works of stained glass and sculpture in stone. Call the Westport River Gallery if you are interested in any of these pictures, which range from 8x10 to 20x24. 203-226-6934.